See the little rowboat in the cove above, with the pale blue/green interior? That’s Paul’s little rowboat that he uses to row out to his big boat which is out there in the harbor with the royal blue hull.
We had a nor’easter here the last couple of days. Overnight, Paul lost his little rowboat.
The wind wanted it and carried it off somehow. At least I think it did. This morning when he went down to check his boats, the big one was OK bobbing around in the churned up water, but the rowboat was gone.
I knew this would happen. I told him to be careful, this nor’easter was not just a little thing… but he insisted that he didn’t want to take it in or bring it down-harbor.
He left here about 45 minutes ago to go look again at all the places along the coast of the harbor to see if he can spot it. The tide is lower so maybe he’ll find it.
So now, if he doesn’t find it, he’ll have to fork over $$ for a new one, I have no idea how much. We looked on Craig’s List but didn’t find anything he liked. He’s quite picky about boats, too. There was even one in Marblehead for sale for $75 that I think he could have used.
(Note: see my comments in the Comments section here; he got the Marblehead boat!).
I don’t argue any more with him. He does what he wants. So we’ve now gone thru a Hurricane/Superstorm and a Nor’easter, and he’s lost his little rowboat. He’s also lost approximately 35 traps in the ocean to the hurricane. That’s no small thing – at about $40/trap, a loss of about $1400. And he had to buy a new rowboat. But it could have been much worse.
I am just going to count our blessings, and say a little prayer for the people down south of here who have suffered so much more loss than we have.
Join me in saying a prayer for those souls, please?